APP Expo

From our Year Six Information Literacy Blog

Posted by Donna Brough & Bronwyn McLeod
To finish off Term 3 the Year 6 students held an APP EXPO for their teachers, assistant principal and principal.

After spending several lessons selecting apps and using Strip Designer to create advertising posters, the year 6’s had to sell their apps to an audience. Their aim was to convince their teachers to add some educational and some fun apps to the classroom iPads.

The 6’s definitley knew all about their chosen apps. As they were demonstrating they  discussed their apps purpose and capabilities, potential classroom uses, cost and star rating and suggested further improvements.

As Info Lit Teachers we were extremely proud of the year 6 students. It was very exciting to move around the room talking with them and realising how much they had learnt over the year so far.  🙂 🙂

…check out some of the apps we love…

 

 

 

 

 

 

…ready to promote our app…

And the Winner is . . .

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Samone Robertson
 

Today we announced the winner of the Early Childhood Book of the Year for 2012.  Before telling the students who won we gave them the opportunity to vote for the book that they thought deserved to win.  The results were very interesting and show that we all have different tastes and opinions when it comes to books ( just as well we have such a great selection of books in our library!).

Here are our grade winners:

 

The official judges chose The Runaway Hug as the winner of the Early Readers Category.  They thought “The lively detailed illustrations and lyrical text work closely together to add humour and pathos.” Our grade one students thought it was simply  “a really good story with a happy ending.”

Once we had finished voting and the official winner had been announced we used Strip Designer on the iPads to draw a picture of our favourite shortlisted book.

      

 

News Reports

From our Year Six Information Literacy Blog

Posted by Donna Brough

Over the past three weeks we have been busy making our own news reports using Lego Movie Maker and iMovie.

In Lego Movie Maker we created our own news story and then acted them out with little lego people and scenery.

We used the camera app to video ourselves introducing and closing the news.

To make all our filming all come together we used iMovie by adding photos, music, film, voice recordings, transitions, bloopers, titles and credits.

So here’s a sample of a few of our finished products or you could visit your child’s individual blog to see what they have been up to…

Strip Designer – Years Five and Six

From our Year Six Information Literacy Blog

Posted by Donna Brough

The Strip Designer App ($2.99)  is much more than a create your own comic strip app.

…Kids can learn digital creation skills and improve their writing skills, story telling and graphic design. You can create comic strips, posters, stories and diary entries. It is an open ended app and you are only limited by your imagination.

Strip Designer is the perfect app for classroom publishing.

You can add a variety of content, including taking photos and drawing pictures within the app and importing images from your photo album.

There is also a complete range of options for sharing your finished products. You can email, upload to faceook, twittter, Flickr and dropbox, print or save as a .pdf, image or strip designer project file.
      

 

Strip Designer – Years One and Two

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Samone Robertson

This week we introduced the grade ones to Strip Designer $2.99.  It is a fabulous open-ended App which provides the tools for the students to learn digital creation skills and improve their talents in writing, storytelling and graphic design.  The nature of Strip Designer allows the students to endlessly experiment with visual elements and text.  It’s versatility can support a range of learning goals for any subject.  We used it to draw a picture of our favourite food.  The students were very impressed with the professional quality of the end product.